The OPPO A72 5G doesn’t only bring the next-level connectivity to the table, but also comes with a freshly-announced MediaTek chipset and a beefed-up display offering.
Three months after the vanilla A72 was announced, OPPO didn’t dilly dally and unveiled its 5G variant. But unlike its host variant, this one didn’t only introduce the much-needed 5G capability but also did bring some upgrades in the hardware and display segments.
OPPO A72 5G: 90Hz LCD screen with Dimensity 720 SoC
While both the 4G and 5G versions feature the same 6.5-inch FullHD+ LCDs, the latter comes with a 90Hz panel. The former, on the other hand, only supports a 60Hz screen. The OPPO A72 5G also boasts a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio.
The 5G version of the OPPO A72 also employs a display cutout that houses a single, front-facing snapper.
Another difference between the two editions can be found under the hood. Whereas the newly-minted MediaTek Dimensity 720 SoC powers the 5G variant, the 4G version is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset.
A couple of downgrades
The mid-range device also features a single 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It is also listed with a 4,040mAh battery, with support for 18W fast wired charging. Note that the A72 boasts a more sizeable 5,000mAh battery. Nevertheless, both charge via a USB Type-C port.
In a twist no one else has seen coming, the OPPO A72 5G has camera features that are downgraded. It features an 8MP snapper on the front, while its rear has a triple-camera setup that is front-lined by a 16MP camera. It is then accompanied by 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensors.
The regular A72 features a total of five cameras. It has a quad-camera system on its rear, composing 48MP main, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth lenses. It also has a 16MP selfie shooter.
Other key features, pricing, and availability
Apart from 5G, the other connectivity options of the smartphone are Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth, GPS, and many more. The phone also ships with Android 10-based ColorOS 7.2, Dirac 2.0 sound enhancements, side-mounted fingerprint reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The phone carries a price tag of CNY 1,899. It is set to become available in China on July 31.
The OPPO A72 5G retails in three color variants – Neon, Oxygen Violet, and Simple Black. Currently, the smartphone is up for pre-order on OPPO’s official website in China.
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